In ‘This Changes Everything,’ Naomi Klein shows that industry interests are opposed to those of ordinary people, a point climate activists have had trouble communicating and been reluctant to embrace
Capitalism’s infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
The auto giant only did what the capitalist system demands of every corporation: it put profit first, no matter who got hurt
Large corporations get away with ecocidal behaviour by obscuring the link between endless economic growth and environmental destruction
Video: The author of ‘This Changes Everything’ speaking at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia, September 5, 2015
Three new books by ecosocialist Derek Wall … The commons in history … The sustainable economics of Elinor Ostrom … Economics after capitalism
Book review: “Economic expansion is unavoidable under capitalism, and destruction of the planet is the inexorable result.”
So much for “private enterprise” – the IMF says energy companies receive $5.3 trillion a year in subsidies from governments worldwide
Interview with the author of This Changes Everything: “If you can marry an economic justice agenda with climate action, people will fight for that future”
Book Review: Elizabeth Kolbert’s best-selling account of mass extinctions blames human nature, ignoring the crucial role of capitalism’s relentless search for growth and accumulation.
Our job is not to stand across the street yelling at people until they pass resolutions calling for the abolition of surplus value. We must be with the masses, where and when they are willing to struggle.
Monbiot on why the UN climate talks have wasted 23 years … Pablo Solon on the climate negotiating text … Bakken Oil and market anarchy … A new era of rapid temperature change
Despite making powerful criticisms of multinational mining corporations, an NGO-organized conference in Cape Town ignored essential links with related struggles
A powerful and effective (and true and funny) protest song for our time
CO2 levels for February eclipsed prehistoric highs … How agroecology can feed Africa … State of Power 2015 … Paris climate talks and the failure of states
As Earth steadily moves deeper into the danger zone, corporate media responds by giving less and less coverage to climate and the environment
Under ‘really existing capitalism,’ science and rationality must be suppressed to protect the rulers’ interests, no matter who is hurt
John Bellamy Foster & Brett Clark: Why Naomi Klein’s inspiring book frightens capitalism’s liberal defenders, making them desperate to blunt and undermine its radical message.
While no one has a positive interest in destroying the environment, the capitalist class has an interest in blocking the measures that could protect it. Recognizing this class dimension to the environmental struggle is vital.
If this book arms people with the information they need to convince more people to join the struggle to save the earth from capitalism, then it will have done its job.